Florence Italy Villa Vacations and Vacation Home Rentals
The capital of Tuscany and one of the premiere showcases of art and architecture in the world, Florence is located on the Arno River in central Italy, and as befits this city the great hotels in Florence are known for their historic charm and lush comfort. Florence hotels reflect the cultural heritage of an artistic center dominated from the 15th to the 18th century by such recognized Italian cognoscenti as the Medici family. Visitors to any of Wimco's recommended hotels in Florence enjoy first-class accommodations in the shadow of Santa Maria del Fiore, Santa Maria Novella, San Lorenzo, the Pitti Palace and the Palazzo Vecchio. Also convenient to Florence hotels is the Uffizi Gallery with its unparalleled collection of Renaissance masterpieces.
Florence — or Firenze, as it is known to Italians — is a commercial, industrial and cultural center today whose well-known residents once included Boccaccio, Donatello, Leonardo da Vinci, Raphael, Dante and Michelangelo. A city appealing to historians, art aficionados and gourmands alike, it is by any measure a jewel of a destination.
Wimco represents a number of exclusive hotels in Florence. High on the list of noteworthy Florence hotels is Hotel Tornabuoni Beacci which occupies the Strozzi del Poeta Palace overlooking many of the city's major monuments. Hotel Sofitel Florence is a renovated 17th-century palace located only footsteps from Duomo Square in the business and shopping district.